Applications for places at our school

Thank you for considering applying for a place at St James CE Primary School.


The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions to our school, and are therefore responsible for all admissions.  All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy on the link below.

Reception Admissions September 2024

Children are able to start at St James CE Primary School in the September following their 4th birthday.  Applications for Reception can be made in the autumn term.  Reception 2024 applications must be made by midnight on 15th January 2024.  Parents will be notified of their allocated school on 16th April 2024.


Please complete an application for admission to Reception in 2024 by accessing the link below.


If you wish to apply to our school on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF), on the link below.  This is in addition to the local authority application form.  Please return the SIF to the school by 15th January.


If you need any help with your application, please contact the school office.

Admission to any year group during the school year (known as In-year Applications)

To apply for an in-year school place at our school, please complete the application form on the link below.  All in-year applications are managed by PDET, our Academy Trust.


On submission of the application form, you will be contacted within 15 school days to let you know if a place can be offered.


If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the application form.

How to appeal for a place at our school 

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.  


Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see:  


If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing and ask for an appeals pack. 


The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead. 


Timetable for appeals – September 2024 applications  

16th April 2024

National Offer Day.
20th May 2024 (9:00am)Deadline for lodging on-time appeals.
Week commencing 17th June 2024Notification of the hearing date and time and Statement of Case to be sent to appellants.
24th June 2024Deadline for additional evidence.
Week commencing 8th July 2024Appeal dates. Appeals will be heard on Zoom. Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.


Applications for places at our nursery

Thank you for considering applying for a place in the Nursery at St James CE Primary School.


All applications for places in our Nursery should be made on the attached form.  Please apply during the term when your child becomes three years old.  If at any stage there are more applications than places available, the current Admission Policy explains the oversubscription criteria.  If you wish to apply under the faith criteria of the Admission Policy, please use the form SIF/A in the Admissions Policy section.


If you have a query about the application process for a nursery place, please contact the School Office.

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